David Love: Faced with hard times, people have clear choices. Either they join forces across racial and ethnic lines and fight their common adversary, or they double down on the dumbness, thrive on misinformation and assign scapegoats.
Lucia Brawley: We artsy-fartsy, tree-hugging, science-loving, kumbaya lefties and centrist rationalists need to start having a few strategy coordination meetings of our own.
Berry Craig: I thought of Pogo, Jim Pence, Jay Gould, and Jack London when I read that almost four in ten Wisconsin union households voted to help sustain Scott Walker, the Dairy State ‘s union-busting Republican governor.
Randy Shaw: Progressive activists get so focused on mobilizing their base that they overlook the intensity of their opponents’ base. And Walker’s base was motivated.
Brent Budowsky: The right and the Republicans fear Occupy Wall Street and Elizabeth Warren because they know that a majority of voters agree with them about eliminating financial abuses that plague so many Americans.
Unequal Political Coverage few years ago, I met Sue Wilson a media reform activist who was promoting her awarding winning documentary, “Broadcast Blues” at the annual L.A. Media Reform Summit. Sue, who has been a foot soldier in the battle to take back the media, was on a campaign that continues today. Sue believes media […]
Bill Fletcher: What is important is that the fight is taking place and that representatives of the “99%” are resisting injustice.
Randy Shaw: Europe’s lesson is that Obama should far more aggressively promote public investment, job creation, and other economically populist – and popular – measures.
Tom Hayden: The Wisconsin movement has blunted, if not broken, the sharp spear the Tea Party was carrying against public sector unions, public education and other government-sponsored programs since its rise in 2010.
Peter Dreier: Berger would be shocked that Wisconsin is currently ground-zero in the nation’s right-wing crusade against unions and progressive government — causes that he espoused.
Nick Capo: Even if the new democracies survive or the power of corrupt plutocrats is counterbalanced again, reformers will need new ideas and better models to prevent decades of suffering for millions, perhaps billions, of people.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Western states have their own personality. Arizona’s brand of cowboy politics is largely unbridled by partisan institutions and a republican form of government.
Devin Griggs: His presidential hopes dashed by a “kinder, gentler” approach to hot-button social issues, Daniels has now joined the ranks of scab governors Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Jan Brewer.